The streets are clean, noisy and vibrant with people from all across the world in a melting pot of cultures. Flocked by students, tourists, photo walkers, and locals, everybody seems to be a part of the play. Bapu Bazar is not new to drawing enormous crowds across ages, given the abundance of forts, temples, museums that are located all around. The shopkeepers busily dust and arrange a spread of all the unique items on sale while people bargain to get the best deals.
Johari Bazaar, as the name suggests is one of the oldest markets in Jaipur selling a wide variety of semi-precious and precious stone jewelry including a plethora of choices in gold and silver. The delicate and hand-made ‘Kundan’ jewelry is the most sort-after product here.
The next in line, Tripolia Bazar specializes in ‘Laakh’ jewelry and items, with everything from bangles to decor dolled with exciting colors and beautiful traditional motifs. The traditional tie and dye (Bandhej work) can also be bought here along with items of brassware and carpets. It is the fashion street of Jaipur, with a magnificent collection of Jaipuri shawls, skirts, dresses and woolens.
Sireh Deori Bazar is exactly opposite to Hawa Mahal and specializes in leather goods, with everything from shoes to bags made of camel leather. The traditional Jootis of Nehru Bazar, marble carvings, handlooms is exclusive to Jaipur and available on this long stretch at amazing prices and variety, which will make you spoilt for choice.
Last but not the least, the food options here are unlimited and equally delicious. One can get authentic Rajasthani Kachori with Kadhi and Patasi at almost at every corner on the road; a go-to snack for the abundant shoppers and shopkeepers. There are a lot of old government restaurants too that offer lip-smacking choices. You can either grab a traditional Rajasthani Thali or just Dal Baati Churma and its all finger licking good.
After a day of shopping, there are a lot of options to visit nearby to unwind, Nahargarh Fort, with its hilltop view of Jaipur is a sight to behold. The City Palace to is only a five-minute walk. The walled old city of Jaipur is hence the best place for a fun filled day to unwind.